2022 White Label Series
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Julien Baker is a musician, artist, and producer, proudly hailing from Memphis, Tennessee. She has released three solo albums, as well as been one third of the band boygenius.
Sadie Dupuis is the guitarist, songwriter & singer of rock band Speedy Ortiz, as well as the producer & multi-instrumentalist behind pop project Sad13. Sadie heads the record label Wax Nine, edits its poetry journal, and has written for outlets including Spin, Nylon, and Playboy. She holds an MFA in poetry from UMass Amherst, where she also taught writing. Mouthguard, her first book, was published in 2018 (Gramma, Black Ocean); a second poetry collection is forthcoming in 2022. Her most recent studio album is Sad13’s Haunted Painting (2020). She is an organizer with the Union of Musicians & Allied Workers and its local UMAW Philly.
Helado Negro is an artist making songs and sounds. He has a new album on 4AD called Far In.
Sean Ono Lennon has recorded on over 100 albums, scored six films, and illustrated and designed album covers and books. Lennon performs in the groups The Claypool Lennon Delirium (with Les Claypool), The GOASTT / The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger (with Charlotte Kemp Muhl) and Mystical Weapons (with Greg Saunier of Deerhoof). In 2009, he started the label Chimera Music in his New York City kitchen. He’s recently produced recordings by Temples, Glüme, Ben Romans-Hopcraft and The Black Lips.
Jasamine White-Gluz is a Montreal-based guitarist, songwriter & artist who makes music as No Joy. She has collaborated with artists such as Sonic Boom, Jorge Elbrecht, Heba Kadry and CFCF. No Joy has also toured internationally with Deafheaven, Quicksand, DIIV, Baths and Best Coast. Jasamine has contributed work in the realms of film and video games, and worked in the fashion industry for over twenty years. Her most recent releases, Motherhood LP and its companion EP Can My Daughter See Me From Heaven, are out now on Joyful Noise / Hand Drawn Dracula.
David Yow has been called a renaissance man. He feels uncertain about that moniker. He’s more comfortable with much less complimentary name calling.
The Joyful Noise guest curated "White Label Series" has a simple purpose: to save great music from obscurity.
In our content-saturated world, it's very easy for meaningful music to be overlooked. As a result, countless amazing albums are never properly released, and are doomed to languish in the remote regions of the internet. To combat this trend, each year we ask influential guests to curate our White Label Series and help shine a spotlight on their favorite undiscovered or under-appreciated artists.
The series features a new full-length album bimonthly, hand-picked by one of our curators. Releases are limited to 500 hand-numbered copies (pressed on black vinyl, with plain white labels), packaged in our series die-cut jackets, with artwork from the band and a statement from the curator. All albums include a digital download in MP3, WAV, and AIFF. Over the past three years this series has produced a ton of amazing music, and has even helped some careers along the way. We genuinely strive for this series to be a force of positivity in the often cripplingly-morally-bankrupt music industry. You can take a look back at the past WLS releases here: https://www.joyfulnoiserecordings.com/pages/white-label-series
Now in its sixth year, the White Label Series has produced a ton of amazing music, and even boosted some careers along the way.
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